The Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc. (DARCI) held field day number 2 today, April 21 2018. The said day started at 7.30am local time and ended about 1.30pm local time.
The purpose of the field day was to exercise our state of preparedness and expose the novice class and students to a field day and get hands on experience to setting up equipment and to operate and make contact with the other field day stations.
Stations were setup at the following locations: the Club site J73Z at Canefield, Botanic gardens, Police Headquarters, Grandbay, Goodwill, Castle Bruce, Portsmouth, Salsbury and Cappuchine.
During the exercise we communicated via HF radio between all our stations across the island. We also had good communications with Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, Saint Lucia and Anguilla. The students were exposed to all the various modes of communications we can use as hams. The students also made contact with other amateur radio operators. The purpose of the field day exercise was achieved with good attendance and lots of fun.
The frequencies used were 3.800.00 MHz Lsb and 7.210.00 MHz Lsb.
DARCI thanks all who attended and participated and of course all the operators: J73MBQ, J73EW, J73KW, J73MH, J73AH, J73EJC, J73CI, J73WA, J73HJ, J73CC, J73JT, J73GAR, J72HGL, J73RJ, J79WTA and J72GPG.
And a special thanks to J73MH John our Field Day Chairman!
The Saint Lucia Amateur Radio Club willactivating a number of Secondary Schools across the island of Saint Lucia for WARD.
The Club will have operators setup stations at the schools and have the students participate in inter school communications.
The frequency is 7.200 Mhz and we willbe active from 10 am to 11 am. Of course we will also be on vhf/uhf via the local repeaters.
The CEWN team wishes all amateur operators a fun filled day.
Post from IARU pages: http://www.iaru.org/world-amateur-radio-day.html
World Amateur Radio Day
Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed aside,” the IARU’s history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.
Just two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained the allocations still recognized today — 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters. Since its founding, the IARU has worked tirelessly to defend and expand the frequency allocations for Amateur Radio. Thanks to the support of enlightened administrations in every part of the globe, radio amateurs are now able to experiment and communicate in frequency bands strategically located throughout the radio spectrum. From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific island nations, and most of Asia. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recognized the IARU as representing the interests of Amateur Radio.
Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with more than 3,000,000 licensed operators!
World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with other Amateurs worldwide.
Groups should promote their WARD activity on social media by using the hash tag #WorldAmateurRadioDay on Twitter and Facebook. IARU will list all WARD activities on this page. To have your WARD activity listed, send an email to IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ.
April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science we can help teach, the community service we can provide and the fun we have.
We hope you will join in the fun and education that is World Amateur Radio Day!
ADRASEC together with the FMHAMRA club and the CB operators and the FRS operators held a successful event at Anse Figuier, Riviere Pilote this past Saturday the 24th as the following album shows. There was an excellent turnout by all the operator with many operating positions setup. It also got great media exposure on the TV channels and in print.
the ADRASEC, The Cb operators and all other Radio related groups in Martinque have gotten together and are having a field day type exercise today 24th. They will be active on HF, VHF, UHF, FRS (French frequencies [R1]) CB (11m). We will get the photos and share some right here with all. This is the site of the activity: Anse Figuier, Riviere Pilote:
Here is one of the adverts on air by the group
Adrasec CB rendez vous
Hi All please fill in the following poll form. Thank you!
The DMR Caribbean Net is on every Thursday at 00:00 UTC. Come and join us, check in and join the interesting conversations centered around Ham Radio Technology and DMR etc.
Join us on the Dmr Caribbean Talkgroup [ Brandmeister TG 969 ] via your hotspot or
on 8P [Barbados] 434.500, +5.000, TS 1, Colour 1
on J6 [Saint Lucia] 442.690, TS2, Colour 1, simplex
And if not equiped for DMR as yet you can listen in on http://hose.brandmeister.network/969/ via your browser or via Live Stream https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/27639/web
Current Caribbean DMR operators:
J73MBQ, J73RJ, J73GAR, J73CC, J72HGL, FM5EB, FM1HN, J69DS, 8P6PD, 8P6GC, 8P6GJ, 8P6QA, 8P6PE, 8P6FB, 8P6EC, 8P6FB, 8P6MC, 8P6AJ, J88BP, J88CU, J88CD, 9Z4RG, 9Z4JAG, 9Y4T, 9Y4C, 9Z4A, 9Z4CG, 9Z4DG, 9Z4VS, 9Y4D, 9Z4CLN, 9Y4PX,9Y4DA, 9Y4T, 9Z4DZ
DMR has been catching on slowly but surely in the Caribbean, with many getting on via hotspots.
Active on air are Trinidad, Barbados, St Vincent, Dominica and saint Lucia.
Barbados has quite a few active users, and the group there is working hard towards a repeater setup to allow coms locally and via IP
In Saint Lucia likewise soon we will see a repeater there.
With the way it is going it is likely that we will see dmr repeaters on the other islands also.
The group of DMR users in the Caribbean decided a net would be a good way to garner more interest. It was decided after a poll to run the net on Thursday evenings at 8 Pm local (00:00 UTC) on the DMR Caribbean Talk Group (talk group: 969).
Last evening Dev 9Y4DG did the honours of being NC and he ran its first session successfully! A very good turnout as you can see below
I myself was not on air we had a social with j68DH and J68HZ and their families, next week I will be on also!
See you all on Talk Group 969 on Thursday at 8PM for the Caribbean net!
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